Seminars and CEUs

You no longer have to pay those high travel expenses to get required CEUs. Our educational seminar is presented several times a year at various locations throughout the United States. For groups of 10 or more attendees, we will bring the seminar to your facility.Tom Seminar

5-Hour Seminar

The five hour seminar runs from 8 AM to 1 PM, includes lunch and covers all eight sections listed below. Attendees are eligible for .5 IEEE Continuing Education Units or 5 Professional Development Hours.

6-Hour Seminar

The six hour seminar runs from 9 AM to 4 PM with a 1 hour break for lunch and covers all eight sections listed below with expanded information, more in depth discussion and additional testing of various manufacturers' units. Attendees are eligible for .6 IEEE Continuing Education Units or 6 Professional Development Hours.

At least 30 states currently require continuing education for Professional Engineers. The five-hour and six-hour courses are certified for continuing education credits through the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for .5 and .6 CEUs respectively.



ieeelogoThe CEU is a currency that measures a person's participation in a formal, non-credit continuing education program, such as a workshop, seminar, tutorial, or self-study course.

One CEU is equal to ten contact hours of instruction in a continuing education activity. Any activity less than one hour in duration is not eligible for CEUs.

Currently, thirty states (PDF, 57 KB) require Professional Development Hours to maintain P.E. licensure, encouraging engineers to seek CEUs for their participation in Continuing Education Programs. IEEE CEUs readily translate into PDHs (1 CEU = 10 PDHs). Evidence of participation in these courses also helps engineers meet company training requirements.

IEEE maintains an official registry of all CEUs awarded. This makes accounting to state licensing boards an easier task for engineers. It also helps IEEE organizational units keep track of seminar/tutorial participants.


SPD & Power Quality Seminar

We have been presenting this seminar, with periodic updates, for the last 24 years. Previous attendees have included electrical engineers, consulting engineers, plant managers, maintenance directors, power company engineers, corporate executives, information system directors, electronic technicians, facility operations managers and many others from varying levels of management and operations in all types of commercial and industrial environments.

The Surge Suppression Incorporated seminar is a professionally recognized course that consists of eight sections:

Section 1. The Transient Environment
The first section discusses what transients are and where they originate. The magnitude and frequency of both external and internal transients are examined.

Section 2. Effects on Your Equipment
The second section looks at what happens when the transients get to your equipment. We will talk about the types of damage and how they effect operations.

Section 3. SPD Design
The third section examines the design of surge suppression devices and how they differ from one manufacturer to another. The different levels of protection and warranties are also discussed.

Section 4. The ANSI/UL 1449-2006 Standard
The fourth section discusses the changes to the UL 1449 Standard with the implementation of the new ANSI/UL 1449-2006 Standard (UL 1449 3rd Edition) on September 29, 2009.

Section 5. Product Specifications
The fifth section explains the terms used on standard specification sheets and what they really mean in relation to actual performance. You will learn the four key pieces of information that will tell you what you need to know about a surge suppressor.

Section 6. System Survey & Design
The sixth section discusses how to provide the best protection in the most efficient and economical manner. We walk through a distribution system and show how the proper placement of SPD units provides the level of protection required at each stage of the system.

Section 7. Application Results
The seventh section examines actual results from several installations. Documented protection, repair and replacement histories are shown for industrial and commercial applications.

Section 8. Comparison SPD Testing
The last section is the actual comparison testing of SPDs. We use a surge generator capable of producing up to 6,000 volts and 3,000 amps in a single surge. We will vary the voltage and current to conform to industry standard ANSI/IEEE C62.41 and C62.45 to conduct standard testing on a range of products. We also invite you to bring any SPD unit you are currently using to the seminar. We will conduct true comparison testing on your unit so that you can get an idea of how it actually performs. You will see actual scope traces of the let-through voltages for each product tested.

We also offer a One Hour seminar without testing: Condensed versions of sections 1 through 7 which is not certified for CEUs.  You can also sign up for one of our Webinars.

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Registration Information for Continuing Education Seminars

Please contact Surge Suppression, LLC at 1-888-987-8877 or fill out the form to register for upcoming seminars:

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